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Book Review: "A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism" by Roger Scruton, Continuum, London, 2006.

Hayton, Richard (2007) Book Review: "A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism" by Roger Scruton, Continuum, London, 2006. Political Studies Review, 5 (3). p. 409. ISSN 1478-9299

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Abstract

For a conservative, Roger Scruton does rather a lot of thinking. He wishes to make the intellectual case for conservatism, and counter the prevailing assumption that as a political project it lacks philosophical depth. Scruton's most significant contribution in this regard remains his landmark volume The Meaning of Conservatism (1980), and readers in search of the definitive statement of Scruton-ism should prefer that text over the one under review here. In spite of its title, this book is less a statement of a political philosophy than a collection of essays informed by one. It provides a useful introduction to much of Scruton's recent work, containing chapters on a diverse range of topics including animal rights, the nation, postmodernism, marriage and T. S. Eliot.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Roger Scruton; political theory; Conservatism; Conservative politics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Richard Hayton
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 15:04
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 11:36
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9139

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